Poetry Reading

POETRY READING BLUEBELL BOOKSHOP ANGEL SQUARE, PENRITH, CUMBRIA

7.30pm THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER

GUEST POETS: KEITH ARMSTRONG, CAROLE BALDOCK, NICK PEMBERTON AND ANN WILSON WILL BE JOINED BY YOU!! AND AN OPEN MIC SESSION AFTER THE GUESTS HAVE READ

COME ALONG, JOIN GERALDINE GREEN AND FRIENDS AND TASTE DEREK’S GLORIOUS HOME MADE FOOD !!

Admission: free – donations for food welcome

Support Your Local Poets!

 

Ann Wilson is the regular host of the Spoken Word open mic at Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, Cumbria. She’s performed poetry in pubs, cafes, and theatres, on the radio at festivals and on the street since 1992. Some of her favourite past gigs are Solfest, Glastonbury Poetry and Words tent, Edinburgh Festival, The International Womens Arts Festival and The Digital Remix showcase at Litfest. You can see and hear her work at www.annthepoet.com

Carole Baldock is proud owner of 3 children (all in good working order), 2 cats (need slight attention) and a BA Hons. This year, she finally joined a writers’ group, and now her work is going in all kinds of strange directions…
Editor of Orbis, international literary journal and Kudos (formerly Competitions Bulletin), her publications include Writing Reviews; How To Raise Confident Children; BITCHING, plus a collection, Give Me Where to Stand (Headland).

Keith Armstrong was born & bred in Heaton,Newcastle upon Tyne, where he has workedas a community development worker, poet,librarian & publisher.He has been a self-employed writer since 1986 and, in 2007, received a doctorate, for his work on Newcastle writer Jack Common, at the University of Durham where he received a BA Honours Degree in Sociology in 1995 and Masters Degree in 1998 for his studies on regional culture in the North East of England. He was Year of the Artist 2000 poet-in-residence at Hexham Races, working with painter Kathleen Sisterson. He’s a noted Geordie wordsmith, a bloke whose musings were always radical, though of their place.’ (Folk Roots magazine).

http://www.myspace.com/keitharmstrongjinglinggeordie

Nick Pemberton, poet, scriptwriter, professor of being human, circus entertainer extraordinaire! Nick’s work has been described as ‘bringing back the heartbeat to the poetry hearth’. His poetry will move you to tears, make  you smile, clap  your hands, stand on your head – even when you couldn’t before – and laugh out loud! Come and listen to his, and others’, poetry, if you do nothing else this side of Christmas!

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